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Black Stupa (That Dam), Vientiane
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Legend has it that Black Stupa (That Dam) contains a dormant, seven-headed serpent, who guarded the city against the Siamese invasion in the 19th century. Located at the center of a roundabout, the monument is believed to have been built in the 16th century, and was once plated in gold before looters took its precious exterior, leaving it with the bare brick you see today. Stop by for a look at the stupa on your way to one of the nearby restaurants and bars. For Black Stupa (That Dam) and beyond, use our Vientiane family vacation planner to get the most from your Vientiane vacation.
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  • As a Jedi, but look like a lack of reconstruction greatly. The stupa is located in the striking circle, but there is no information, nothing to read now. To sit with it is considered an ideal photo.
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  • It's not an interesting destination but there are restaurant and wine bar around there. Better for relaxation after work or entertain with friends. 
  • The black stupa and Patuxai is little interesting that there are to visit in Vientiane. The river walk is the other one not to be missed if you visit this city
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  • Also called the Black Stupa, it's a quick visit, not too much to see. Supposedly was once covered in gold leaf like That Luang.
  • That Dam means "black Stupa" (That is Stupa, Dam is black).
  • It is interesting and old but could do with a little bit more info so its' significance can be understood a little better by tourists.
  • Heard it was covered over a lake...the monument was possible built by the France ppl...
  • Beautiful and lot of attraction places and restaurant